Game Day vs. Charlotte
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The Houston Aeros (8-3-0-3, 19 pts.) play host to the Charlotte Checkers (9-5-1-0, 19 pts.) on Sunday at Toyota Center at 5:05 p.m. Houston Dynamo Head Coach Dominic Kinnear will be on hand to drop the first puck.
: 1070 KNTH-AM
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The Houston Aeros (8-3-0-3, 19 pts.) play host to the Charlotte Checkers (9-5-1-0, 19 pts.) on Sunday at Toyota Center. Houston has dropped two straight games and is coming off a 5-3 loss to Abbotsford on Thursday. The Aeros, who trail West Division co-leaders Abbotsford and OKC by two points, are in the midst of playing six out of seven games at home (Nov. 6-25) and concludes a four-game home stand on Friday vs. Texas. The Checkers, who lead the Midwest Division, have won seven of their last 10 games and defeated Oklahoma City 3-2 on the road last night. They conclude a nine-game road trip today.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Thursday --- vs. Abbotsford Heat (5-3 L)
Sunday --- vs. Charlotte Checkers (5:05 p.m.)
TODAY’S PUCK DROP
Houston Dynamo Head Coach Dominic Kinnear and several players will take a break from preparing for the MLS Finals to drop the first puck at Sunday's game.
Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM
Listen online: www.aeros.com
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Listen on Smartphone including BlackBerry: Download the TuneIn Radio App; search Houston, then KNTH.
LIVE SCORING AND STATS
The AHL provides live scoring and stats via the GameCenter tab at www.theahl.com.
GOING TO AEROS HOME GAMES
On-street, garage and surface parking surround Toyota Center… The Box Office and Will Call windows are located on La Branch Street.
TOYOTA CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY
Due to recent road construction surrounding Toyota Center, we encourage all guests to allow extra time for parking or visiting the box office.
Aeros fans can get four tickets, four Aeros gifts and parking for any Sunday game with prices starting as low as $52… The Aeros will host their annual Military Night on Nov. 18. Sponsor tickets for a soldier by calling 713-974-7825… Bring your dog to the game on Sunday, Nov. 20, and help support the Houston Humane Society in the process! Visit Aeros.com/PetPals to find out more.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Nov. 8: F Warren Peters recalled by MIN
---Nov. 6: F Mike Hoffman released from PTO
---Nov. 4: F Matt Kassian reassigned by MIN
Jeff Penner has missed the last eight games with an undisclosed injury.
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 18 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---DiSalvatore ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goal scoring with 54. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68.
---Jeff Taffe needs 23 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 29 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS/CHECKERS SEASON SERIES
This is the fourth of four meetings this season… Houston has rallied to score three goals in the third period en route to wins twice so far in the series. Overall, Houston has a 2-0-0-1 record against the Checkers.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Jon DiSalvatore had a nine-game point streak (4-9=13) snapped on Nov. 10. He has goals in three of his last four games.
---Casey Wellman has points in nine of his last 10 games and at least a point in all but two games this season.
---Jeff Taffe leads the Aeros with six multi-point games.
---Chay Genoway has points in six of his last seven games (1-8=9). He is tied for fifth among AHL defensemen in scoring.
HACKETT – Is 1-1-1 at home this season… Is 4-1-1 in his last six decisions… Last Game: Stopped 20/24 in 5-3 loss to ABB on Nov. 10.
ENDRAS ---Has started four of the last five home games (is 2-1-1 in those games); Last Game: Stopped 33/39 in 6-2 loss to TOR on Nov. 6.
Has at least a goal in seven straight… Is 12/46 in the last seven games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 15/69 overall.
Stopped 26/35 in the last seven games… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 14/70 on the power play this season.
---Houston has scored three goals in one period five times this season, including twice in the third period.
--- The Aeros have a 2-0-0-1 record when leading after the first period this season.
---Houston’s 15-point October (6-1-0-3) is tied for the second-best Oct. since the team joined the AHL in 2001. The Aeros notched 18 points in Oct. 2002. In 2005, the Aeros notched 15 points (9-1-0-0)
---This season marks just the second time in franchise history (including the IHL) that the Aeros recorded one regulation loss in Oct.
---Jon DiSalvatore has played for nine different head coaches in his nine AHL seasons.
AEROS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
4 – BAGH-nawl
7 – FRED-haym
8 – MED-vekh
14 – deh-SAL-vuh-tohr
20 – ROWH (like now)
22 - TAYF
23 - EL-gihn REED
26 – MACK-in-tyre
27 – mick-MILL-uhn
34 – EN-drahs
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
42 – KASS-ee-uhn
61 – KOOH-muh